Kick-start you career with working with children, from home!
CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.
As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in caring for children, this Level 1 CACHE course is ideal for:
Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Caring for Children
Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
Those aspiring to achieve a career in a day care centre, nursery or pre-school child care setting.
The CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children course enables you to:
Gain an understanding of the skills required to care for young children, from birth up to the age of 6 years
Develop your knowledge of children’s growth and development and gain an appreciation of the wider context in which child care practitioners work
Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.
Unit 1: Growth and development of young children
(F/601/3408, Unit Level: 2, GLH: 18 hours; Credits: 2)
Patterns and stages of growth for children from birth to 5 years 11 months
Factors which influence growth and development from birth to 5 years 11 months
Importance of diet and exercise for children’s growth and development
Activities which promote children’s physical development
Ways to help children to develop communication and language skills
Ways to encourage children to play socially
Unit 2: Practical health and safety when with young children
(H/602/2389, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 27 hours; Credits: 3)
Health and safety guidance, symbols or instructions on young children’s equipment and toys
Health and safety instructions on cleaning materials which may be found in a house
Health and safety rules, guidelines or instructions when taking children out into the street and to the park
Potential hazards to young children in the home
Safety features to ensure young children stay safe in the home
Safety equipment or controls which help to keep young children safe when going out for a walk, when in a car and when in a children’s playground
Fire safety equipment that is recommended to be in a house
Possible fire hazards to young children and adults in a house
Own actions to maintain a young child’s safety if there was fire in the house
Unit 3: Respecting and valuing children
(M/601/0116, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 18 hours; Credits: 2)
Ways to value children as individuals
Reasons why children need to be respected as individuals
Ways to communicate with children to ensure that they feel valued
Behaviour that shows respect and value of children
Organisations that promote the rights of children
Unit 4: Understanding learning and development through play
(A/504/0211, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 27 hours; Credits: 3)
Features of a setting that contribute to a positive learning environment
How these features might help children to learn through the use of play activities and strategies
Ways in which play can help children’s learning in developmental areas
Example of stereotyping in play
How a given set of materials, resources or activities can challenge stereotyping and discrimination
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.
This course will take approximately 80-90 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve a CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children. This is a nationally recognised qualification in accordance with the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The qualification reference number for this award is 500/9010/0.
This Award is worth 10 credits, which means it will count as 10 credits towards the Level 1 Certificate (36 credits) and Diploma (37 credits) in Caring for Children if you wish to progress further.
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and is a leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the children and adult care and education sectors.
course questions & answers
What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 14 years of age.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
What is included in the cost of the course?
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
*Comprehensive study guide
*Exclusive Open Study College Pen
*Student study planner
*Three colour highlighter
* Not included with the online study option
Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?
You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.
Are there any additional costs?
No. Everything you need is included in the price!
How do I get my work assessed?
You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 1 Award in Caring for Children certification.
What happens if I lose my course pack?
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
The level 1 award in caring for children is excellent. It's a hard course to achieve a qualification in, but this course is great.
"My tutor Kerry has been great!"
- Rachel Slater, Chesterfield
My Childcare course has been great so far my course materials were great and came only a few days after paying for the course!!
They are also very easy to read and understand. My tutor Kerry has been great so far helping me and answering any questions I have and always quite quick responses!!!
I wanted to study my Childcare L1 as I would like to start a Childcare career and thought that open study college would be able to help me with this as I have to fit study's around my young son . I would definitely recommend open study college to a friend as so far my experience with them is brilliant ! I just wish they did more Childcare qualifications !!! :)
"I think this course is really good"
- Salma Mirza, Hayes
I think this course is really good to study. I am trying my best to complete the course so I can start looking for a job in a nursery working with early years.
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